Dunes at Whitesands Camping The Greener Camping Club

UK Wales South Wales Pembrokeshire St Davids

Body-boards to borrow, campfires permitted and family-friendly facilities. This is old-fashioned seaside camping at its best.

On a sunny day, Whitesands fully justifies its reputation as one of the UK's finest beaches. Famed for its sunsets, when the fiery reflections only accentuate the golden colour of the sand, and renowned as one of the top surf spots in Pembrokeshire, it offers ample space for families and a convenient sliding scale of surfing difficulty – the experienced will find the best waves off the headland on the right of the beach, novices should stick to the left.

Set back from the sands and just beyond the sea-front golf course, ‘Dunes’, a relatively new campsite that opened back in 2017, is the ideal, low-key camping meadow for basing your Whitesands break. There are just 15 camping pitches on offer, hewn into heathery thicket and grasslands, each with its own picnic table and fire-pit. They’re all overlooked by the rare breed Balwen sheep that graze the adjacent meadow.

While the place has a thoroughly laid-back feel – and ‘rustic’ is the buzzword – new investment means a brand new facilities block is now in place for the 2019 season, with proper flushing toilets, hot showers, a fridge and freezer space and charging points for mobile phones. Clever touches like the outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach, show great attention to detail, while the semi-wilderness of the meadow itself lends the campsite to parents who don’t mind their children getting grass stains on their knees and molten marshmallows stuck in their woolly jumpers.

If you’re not at the beach, it’s just over a mile to the smallest city in Britain, where you can explore the cathedral that gives St Davids its city status and duck in and out of the various cafés and galleries. Or, stay on the coast and hop from cove to cove and bay to bay, taking in the other Pembrokeshire pleasures – Druidstone Beach, Newgale Beach, Caerfai Bay, Little Haven, St Non’s Bay, Marloes Beah… the list goes on. And that’s before you’ve even considered a ferry out to the islands!

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The Owner Says

Dunes at Whitesands Camping is just a short walk from the amazing Whitesands Beach and there are distant sea views from parts of the site. Our pitches are exceptionally spacious, with 15 family pitches set in 10-acres of wild Pembrokeshire Countryside. There are 10 Hideaway pitches and 5 meadow / paddock camping pitches. Of the meadow pitches three are suitable for Motorhomes / caravans and Camper vans. Each pitch has plenty of space and is complete with fire pit, and picnic table. This is an idyllic location boasting fantastic views, spectacular sunsets, peace and quiet and yet just a stroll from Whitesands Beach and a brisk walk into St Davids. New for 2019 is our modern luxury shower block which includes a family bathroom, 3 flushing toilets , 4 showers, washing up facilities, fridges / freezers, phone charging points and a washing machine (extra cost per wash). 

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Fantastic, clean, friendly and peaceful.

On arrival we had a very warm welcome from Fran who showed us the site and the amenities. It was very obvious from the start the pride she had in her site and the effort she had put in to making it the wonderful place it is. The site was immaculately clean, from the pitches to the showers etc. The toilets and showers were spotless and very well equipped. The site was quiet and very peaceful. Book with confidence that your stay will be fantastic.
Jun 9, 2019 by Andy Luchesa

Peaceful and perfect

We stayed for a week in the summer holidays and completely escaped the crowded summer holiday feeling elsewhere. Site is beautifully kept & in a fantastic location. Please consider a pitch for small campervans (up by the road so as to not encroach on the precious no vehicles tent zone) in your expansion plan!
Sep 17, 2018 by the_tas

Spacious pitches with excellent facilities

Back from a week camping at Dunes with our family of 5. Brilliant campsite with friendly owners who keep the place spotless. Spacious private pitches. Best campsite shower we’ve had. Gorgeous area with 10 minute walk to sandy lovely beach which was great for body boarding. St David’s is a lovely place full of nice pubs, cafes and shops and the cathedral. Would highly recommend this campsite! Thanks for a great holiday.
Jul 21, 2018 by Lucie

The best campsite ever!

I have been camping for several decades and this is by far and away the best campsite I have ever stayed at. Fran and Richard are very welcoming. The site is beautiful and you feel as though you are getting right back to nature. It is a site for true campers. There are no campervans or caravans. Just tents on their own designated glades in amongst the dunes. We had a lovely week staying at this magical place. We stayed on Fulmar pitch. It has 10amp electric hook-up and is conveniently close to the showers and washing up facilities. When you are on the pitch you cannot see your neighbours, the loo or the showers etc. It is also great that cars are allowed to the pitch to set up/down only. The campfire are supplied with a cooking grate and there is a picnic bench which means you can leave the camping table and chairs at home! We will be returning next year!
Aug 16, 2017 by Madeleine

Absolutely loved this campsite!

We really loved this campsite! The pitches were private and spacious and perfect for the kids to run about safely on - like having a tent with your own private garden! We enjoyed campfires in the evenings which also had a grill for cooking (brilliant as we had no room to pack the bbq) The on-pitch composting toilet was brilliant - much better than I had expected - clean, comfortable and fresh smelling! The other facilities were immaculately clean and tidy. Lovely hot showers in very well designed cabins and a great indoor washing-up area with fridge, freezer and charging points. We had everything we needed on site and Fran and Richard were absolutely lovely and made sure that our stay was perfect. The surrounding area was also lovely. We spent several hot days on the beautiful Whitesands Beach (a short off-road walk) - a brilliant beach for sandcastles and surfing! We visited St Davids, climbed Carn Llidi for some amazing views, had an exciting 'wet and wild' boat trip with Venture Jets - where we saw seals close-up and also spent a very adventurous afternoon coasteering with TYF with the eldest child whilst the younger children enjoyed an interesting trip to the Bug Zoo! What a great holiday! We can't wait to return!!!
Aug 3, 2017 by Saffron

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